“Cold Ground,” the debut eight song LP from Canada’s Sparrows, is the followup to 2011’s “Goliath” EP that found the band channeling their North-of-the-border contemporaries and friends Moneen, as well as likeminded acts such as Hot Water Music, Thrice and others. Recorded through the latter half of February 2013 at Getaway Studios by Jay Maas (Defeater, Polar Bear Club, Title Fight etc), “Cold Ground” finds the band continuing their forward momentum and upping the ante to provide one of the most pummeling and powerful releases of 2013.
Of the new album, guitarist and vocalist Dan Thomson says: "Cold Ground was a long time coming for us. We spent a good amount of time on the road over the last year and a half, and that really coloured the way we approached writing this record. It was really important to try and capture the intensity of a live show in Cold Ground in each song. Of course, having Jay Maas in your corner is definitely going to help that."
To date, Sparrows have performed alongside the likes of Defeater, Code Orange Kids, The Bouncing Souls, The Lawrence Arms, Silver Snakes and more, and have appeared at festivals throughout the US and Canada including Heartfest, Pouzzafest, Scenefest, Bluesfest, and SXSW. "Cold Ground" will be released on vinyl July 30th through Broken Heart Records and on cassette through Kat Kat Records, with pre-orders beginning July 2nd.
Dan Thomson: Vocals and Guitar
Devlin Morton: Guitar and Vocals
Rem MacLeod: Drums
Brandon Desjardins: Bass